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roslyn 2014


October 1, 2014

Roslyn 2014

SPRING 2014 STUDIO INTRO This spring marks Storefront Studio’s fourth creative collaboration with the Roslyn community. This year, with help from the community, the studio outlined a few key themes that became the basis for all of the projects. These themes included tourists and locals; women of the Coal Town; Learning the Community; Storylines; Local…


July 1, 2014

Roslyn 2014 – Kick-Off Event

SPRING 2014 KICK-OFF EVENT At the kick-off event, we heard from several members of the community about the unique history, character and potential of Roslyn. One long-time resident of Roslyn described how coal miners would bring their lunch and drinking water into the mines in a bucket, like the one he shows here.


Roslyn 2014 – Community Kitchen

COMMUNITY KITCHEN A community and commercial culinary incubator would allow start-up companies and gastronomic entrepreneurs to make small artisan batches in a commercially-certified kitchen, while also providing an education and community food center.  Roslyn’s cold winters are ideal for preserving summer’s produce, and strong traditions of canning, drying, and pickling are woven throughout Roslyn’s history….


Roslyn 2014 – Community Kitchen

COMMUNITY KITCHEN


Roslyn 2014 – Kanyer Dairy

KANYER DAIRY The former Kanyer Dairy site is ripe with opportunity for community-supported agriculture. This project seeks to reunite Roslyn with its agricultural roots and use community food traditions to foster profitable agricultural development. Using existing buildings and open areas, this project also proposes new introductions to the site, including a greenhouse for horticulture and…


Roslyn 2014 – Pioneer Park

PIONEER PARK Pioneer Park has great baseball history, a pastime that brought the community together and provided entertainment for all. This proposal restores a baseball park that contains the elements of a historic field, expressing the history of its past glory days. A plaza space near the tennis court will provide an excellent location for…


Roslyn 2014 – Pioneer Park cont…

PIONEER PARK


Roslyn 2014 – Brick Yard

BRICK YARD The vacant lot between the historic Brick Tavern and the Pioneer Restaurant offers a unique opportunity for vibrant, flexible community gathering space in the heart of downtown Roslyn. Proposed interventions include a large flat lawn, a small grassy berm, and a community stage. These are welcoming places for social interaction, play areas for…


Roslyn 2014 – Brick Yard

BRICK YARD


Roslyn 2014 – Brick Yard

Brick Yard In mid-May, work began on a new park at the Brick Yard site, inspired by these designs. The park opened during the weekend of July 19-20, during Roslyn’s First Annual Art Festival.


June 28, 2014

Roslyn 2014 – Coal Miners Memorial

SPRING 2014 COAL MINERS MEMORIAL Currently, Roslyn’s coal miner’s memorial has unclear relationships with its surroundings, lacks the respect that it deserves and isn’t able to fully function as the communal space for remembrance that it should. This proposal strives to define the edge of the memorial and make it an even stronger landmark for…


Roslyn 2014 – Coal Miners Memorial

COAL MINERS MEMORIAL


Roslyn 2014 – Museum

MUSEUM This project addresses the Roslyn Museum’s need for more space to display its large collection of historic artifacts and rethinks it role within the community. By adding a hands on workshop space which incorporates historic tools and skills the new Roslyn museum not only preserves history but makes it an active part of life…


Roslyn 2014 – Civic Campus

SPRING 2014CIVIC CAMPUS Roslyn’s City Hall has a history of community life and activity. A new civic campus could house the Roslyn Farmer’s Market, provide a hub for local growers, provide a new connection to the Coal Miners Trail and strengthen the site’s present with its past.


Roslyn 2014 – Mini Libraries

MINI LIBRARIES A Little Library is a unique box of books that a family or community group builds and puts on their property to share with the whole neighborhood. In Roslyn we propose creating a network of these miniature libraries that all link back to Roslyn’s main library. They would be adopted by an individual…


Roslyn 2014 – Mini Libraries

MINI LIBRARIES


Roslyn 2014 – Mini Libraries

Mini Libraries At the end of the quarter, the students built and installed a little library at the Jensen Cabin site.


April 23, 2014

Roslyn 2014 – T-Shirt Designs

SPRING 2014 T-SHIRT DESIGNS Roslyn, WA was rooted as a mining town by the Northern Pacific Coal Company in 1886. This t-shirt design acknowledges Roslyn’s heritage as a community-oriented town where all aspects of life – working, living, eating – constantly mix.


Roslyn 2014 – T-Shirt Designs

SPRING 2014 T-SHIRT DESIGNS Roslyn is a town rich with history and generations of stories. This t-shirt design features an open book as the hub of a wagon wheel, implying that these stories are what connects the community and makes Roslyn authentic and a true “city of stories.”


Roslyn 2014 – T-Shirt Designs

SPRING 2014 T-SHIRT DESIGNS One of the most intriguing aspects of downtown Roslyn is the town’s rich history of murals and signage. This design strove to incorporate that history of mural-work, adapting the signature Roslyn Cafe mural in a way that would keep the character of the original mural while also encompassing the larger context…


Roslyn 2014 – T-Shirt Designs

SPRING 2014 T-SHIRT DESIGNS This design represents the history of Roslyn’s coal mines. The above image represents today, a historic city that has so many stories to tell about its past. The bottom then reflects upon the coal mining days by digging underground to the evidence of what life was like during the time.


Roslyn 2014 – T-Shirt Designs

SPRING 2014 T-SHIRT DESIGNS Roslyn, WA is a stand-alone community with a long history of thinking locally. Some say life is like a box of chocolates, but in Roslyn it’s a jar of preserved peaches; they are made from the land, make it through the winter, and always provide a sweet and sugary smile.


Roslyn 2014 – T-Shirt Designs

SPRING 2014 T-SHIRT DESIGNS Residents of Roslyn are very proud of the towns history including coal mining, timber, and hit T.V. show Northern Exposure. By arranging these iconic images chronologically from left to right  in front of the main street facade the design illustrates the link between Roslyn’s past, present, and future as well as…


Roslyn 2014 – T-Shirt Designs

SPRING 2014 T-SHIRT DESIGNS This design is influenced by the popular TV series, Northern Exposure, that was filmed in Roslyn. It takes the original logo for the show and modifies it to shed light on the history of coal mining in the town as well as the diverse background of its residents. The flags shown…